Italian Moka Coffee Pot: 3 cup or 6 cup
High quality Moka Pot for crafting traditional Italian espresso. Eight sided shape diffuses heat evenly to enhance the aroma and taste of the coffee.
Available as a 3 cup or 6 cup size.
What is the Italian Moka Pot method?
The Italian Moka pot, also known as a stovetop espresso maker, is an iconic coffee brewing device invented by Alfonso Bialetti in the early 1930s. It's named after the city of Mocha in Yemen, a historically significant region for coffee cultivation. The Moka pot has become a staple in Italian households and is celebrated for its ability to brew strong, rich coffee with a distinctive flavour and aroma.
Here's how it typically works: The Moka pot consists of three chambers—a bottom chamber for water, a middle chamber for ground coffee, and a top chamber to collect the brewed coffee. Water in the bottom chamber is heated on a stovetop, creating pressure that forces steam through the ground coffee in the middle chamber. The brewed coffee then rises through a central tube into the top chamber.
The grind size of the coffee used in a Moka pot is coarser than espresso but finer than what's used in drip coffee makers. This ensures proper extraction without the high pressure of an espresso machine. It produces a strong, concentrated coffee often referred to as "stovetop espresso" or "Moka coffee."
Maintaining and using a Moka pot is quite straightforward, but there are a few tips to keep in mind:
Grind Size: Use a fine to medium grind coffee. Too fine a grind can result in a bitter brew, while too coarse can make the coffee weak. You can either buy our freshly roasted whole beans and grind these yourself with our Coffee Bean Ceramic Hand Grinder or you can order any of our coffee's to be freshly pre-ground for the Moka pot method.
Water Level: Fill the bottom chamber with water up to the safety valve level to prevent overfilling.
Heat Regulation: Use medium heat to avoid overheating, which can burn the coffee. Remove the Moka pot from the heat source once you hear a gurgling sound, indicating that the brewing process is complete.
Cleaning: After each use, disassemble the pot, rinse it with warm water, and let it dry completely. Avoid using soap to clean the pot, as it can affect the taste of future brews. With the right care this durable unit will keep making rich, authentic espresso for years after purchase.
The Moka pot is revered for its simplicity, affordability, and ability to brew a strong cup of coffee. Its popularity spans beyond Italy and has become a beloved item in many coffee enthusiasts' collections worldwide.
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